December is a month that requires a lot of extra shopping. Need something to do while waiting in a long line at the register? Try some of these free Christmas apps for iPhone. Instead of being bored and frustrated from waiting you could be increasing your Christmas spirit!
A Talking 3D Santa is a free app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. It requires iOS 3.2 or later. It is an interactive Santa. He talks, delivers gifts, jumps down the chimney, eats cookies, and even calls Rudolph.
Press different parts of Santa, or his environment, to make things happen. Tap his belt, and he will jump down the chimney. Tap his nose if you want to knock him down. Those are just a few examples of what this app can do.
Pocket Snow Storm is a free app that is optimized for iPhone 5. It is also compatible with previous versions of iPhone, and some versions of iPod touch and iPad. The app lets you create your very own snowstorm.
Take a photo of something. The example on the app’s page shows a photo of a building. The app will make snow fall in the photo. Double tap the screen to change the snow density. Let it snow!
Santas Village is another free Christmas app for iPhone and iPad. It is a game where you build a bigger and better Christmas village. Build homes for the elves, make toy factories, and add decorations.
It sounds to me like this game plays in a style similar to Farmville. Both games let you add stuff to your space. The Santas Village app has included mini games that fit the Christmas theme, and a comic book story that unfolds as you play.
Christmas… is a somewhat non-descriptive name for a free app that is designed for iPhone and iPad. The app is an interactive piano that you can use to play 8 different Christmas songs.
It includes music that is written out. You don’t have to be able to read music in order to have fun with this app, though. The correct key on the piano will light up to correspond with the note you need to play.
Shopping Cart is a free app for iPhone and iPad. It is a tool to help you plan your Christmas shopping. It also helps you to stay within your budget. You can set up a budget, list the items in the order you need to buy them, create a shopping checklist, and more.
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